2021 Mazda CX-5 vs 2021 Subaru Crosstrek 

2021 Mazda CX-5 vs 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

If you’re interested in a compact crossover, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 and the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek are two options that are worthy of your attention. But which crossover will provide the best fit and overall value for your new car investment? We’re taking a close look at both models to find the answer.

Choosing a crossover that suits your needs begins with deciding what you’re looking for from your next vehicle. The comparison table below offers a quick dive into some important figures that buyers might consider when choosing between the 2021 Mazda CX-5 and the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek.

2021 Mazda CX-5 


2021 Subaru Crosstrek 

$25,270 Starting MSRP  $22,245
Up to 25 city/31 hwy mpg Fuel Economy Up to 28 city/33 hwy mpg
187 - 250 horsepower Horsepower 152 - 182 horsepower
30.9 cubic feet Cargo Space 20.8 cubic feet

Advantages of the Mazda CX-5 Crossover

As the comparison table suggests, the 2021 Mazda CX-5 offers more interior space than the competing 2021 Subaru Crosstrek with 10.1 cubic feet more cargo space. On top of that additional luggage room, the CX-5 provides more comfortable seating accommodations with about 2.7 cubic feet more passenger space overall. That figure translates to about 3 inches more legroom in the backseat.

Standard on all Crosstreks equipped with the CVT is a safety suite that includes automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keep assist – but the Mazda CX-5 has all those features plus pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert already built in. Further up the lineup, the 2021 CX-5 gains an increasingly impressive range of safety-enhancing features with options like the head-up display, 360-degree camera, traffic sign recognition, and Mazda’s adaptive front-lighting system.

For more information on the advantages that make the 2021 Mazda CX-5 in Memphis, TN a promising choice among compact crossovers, interested parties can contact the team of brand experts available here at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown.

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